While some people are happy going out and buying a new Camaro with all the modern bells and whistles, others want to transform old iron in to 21st century modern marvels. Such is the case with this 1969 Chevy Camaro being built by the master fabricators over at Greening Auto Company for customer Dale Stuban. As Jesse Greening told us, “We wanted to restyle the ’69 as though it was being produced by Chevrolet in 2011, with all of today’s available components.” They did, however, decide to forgo the typical LS engine and, in a nod to the past, power it with the biggest-inch engine currently available in GM’s inventory: a 572ci big-block. Also, since real hot rods have three pedals, that mill will be backed by a Tremec five-speed transmission.
Under the reworked body is a tubular chassis designed by Art Morrison Enterprises with a C5 Corvette suspension up front and a Ford 9-inch bringing up the rear. Custom one-off 19- and 20-inch wheels will roll around Wilwood binders. In terms of bodywork, it would be easier to tell you what they didn’t massage, since every panel has been tweaked. As an example of the extreme work being done, over 90 percent of the roof was removed and replaced with a custom-formed piece of Lexan. Look for this cool Camaro to debut at the 14th Goodguys Nationals in Columbus, Ohio, July 8-10 where it will do battle for the Street Machine of the Year award. Until then, check out www.greeningautocompany.com for some truly inspirational build photos.